Machu Picchu hike
Are you a hiking enthusiast? If you would choose your favorite trail in the world for hiking, which one would you choose? Does Machu Picchu sound interesting? Check it out. It may become your favorite one!
The Andes, the Inca trail and history combined with sports are something you can completely feel in South America. Peru is home to the most famous ruins in this corner of our planet. As a crown of the Incan Empire, Machu Picchu is nowadays a lost city of lost civilization, but also attractive hiking spot for enthusiasts who are coming here for not just for sports activity, but for their perfect portion of amazing and unforgettable holiday. At the time, this unbelievable place was the center of civilization, and it survived for centuries.
Machu Picchu hike package is divided into two offers. First one is 4 days route. Stone stairs, rushing rivers, various bird species, cloud forest and spectacular scenery is what can expect if you use this way of reaching Incan lost city. The route is 26 miles long and if you’re hiking at an average speed, you’ll reveal Machu Picchu at the sunrise of the last day. Machu Picchu as a reward of your hiking adventure is something completely unbelievable. It can change your perspectives and hold on to you for as long you will remember.
The second is a shorter route and it’s only around 9 miles away from the city. It’s two days version and it’s called Sacred Trail. There’s a rising number of people of all ages who decide to use this route to climb to Machu Picchu and because of that fact, this version of hiking can be referred as even more popular one that first we suggested. And what changed… Because of the popularity, nowadays you can’t hike your personal, cloudy adventure in a peaceful, silent manner, as there are groups walking both, in front and behind you, so it’s very common that your adventure might be a noisy one.
4 days hike is also known as classic or traditional one and 2 days hike as more accessible. It’s very good to know that the first and classic path covers three serious mountain passes and it’s more for people who have experience in hiking.
What is extremely important to know? You must be a part of an organized group that is arranged by official tour agency. Individual hiking is PROHIBITED since 2001. But, you don’t have to worry whether you’ll find an agency. Only in Cusco, there are around 150 of them. Of course, for people who are not fun of big groups in hiking, there’s a more expensive option – being a part of small number of people; their own personal group, again organized by official tour agency.
What attracts people the most to this place? Tales of legend of a lost city on the Andes, with ruins of “forgotten” civilization; natural scenery that simply leaves you breathless is just a part of reasons of people who already visited this place. You need to be aware of your fitness level to choose the tour that suits you the most. The starting point of your adventure can be the city of Cusco, which is 75 miles away, or Aguas Calientes, only few miles away.
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John Muir once said: “Thousands of tired people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”, and the trip to Machu Picchu is a perfect combination of all – nature and mountain beauty and human development that is amazing us even now, with the sense of making us different people, after seeing how people were living with the nature centuries ago.
Machu Picchu hike is not only the hiking route. It’s a lot more than just a route.
We suggest that before every trip to Incas lost city, you organize your trip in a way to book some flights, or train tickets on time, as this is one of the most visited travel destinations in South America. Effective preparedness will save you time, money and nerves that might spoil your perfect holiday.
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